This week on "Indymedia Presents" we turn to the youth, featuring two videos produced as Reel Grrls projects. In the spirit of "Become the Media," we salute Reel Grrls, whose mission is to "empower young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production." As they point out, by the time a girl is 16 she will have spent more time watching TV than going to school, but only 3% of Hollywood cinematographers are women, and a woman has NEVER won an Academy Award for Film Directing. The Reel Grrls project puts teenage women in the director's chair and behind the camera, as they learn all aspects of movie making. Several PepperSpray Collective members have been staff or mentors for the Reel Grrls project, so it is with great pride that we devote this entire show to a couple pieces made by the Grrls: first a documentary called "A Generation of Consolidation," by Samantha Muilenburg and Brooke Noel about media consolidation, and then a dramatic piece by Sami Kubo and Camille Kolodz Ejaki, "Thicker Than Water."
Reel Grrls http://www.reelgrrls.org
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